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Noxubee County man dies in Neshoba County crash

Mississippi Highway Patrol confirms a Noxubee County Man died in a Neshoba County crash Sunday.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 8:08 AM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 9:16 AM

NOXUBEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirms a Noxubee County man died in a Neshoba County crash Sunday.

According to MHP reports, the collision happened Sunday afternoon sometime near 3:51 p.m. on Highway 15 North near County Road 573 near Philadelphia.

Two vehicles were involved. 

One vehicle was a Nissan, driven by 65-year-old Tommie Orr of Shuqualak. He was driving northbound on Highway 15.

The second vehicle was a Ford, driven by 60-year-old Patricia Bensend of West Point. She was driving southbound.

Troopers say Bensend crossed over the highway's center line and collided with Orr's vehicle head on.

Orr was killed as a result. Bensend received moderate injuries.

The collision is under the investigation of MHP.

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